Ever wonder why your cat loves to climb the shelves? Ever discover your cat in high places (like the top of the fridge) completely calm and content? That I because felines prefer heights as this gives them a great place to sit and view the world, spot prey, or feel secure. Spot prey? Yes, even if you feed your cat lots of treats and food – there are still evolutionary needs that are still part of the cat experience.
Cats need vertical space in the wild – ever notice all the images of cats lounging in a jungle tree? Since cats are solitary hunters, they also prefer to have the best spot to see the juiciest morsel first or be able to easily escape danger. [Read more…]